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Family Erebidae

unidentified caterpillar - Dasychira meridionalis Fuzzy Cat - Hyphantria cunea Scolecocampa liburna - Dead wood borer moth - Scolecocampa liburna Milkweed caterpillar - Palthis Super tiny hairy caterpillars - Orgyia Black and Yellow Caterpillar - Ctenucha virginica Virginian Tiger Caterpillar Moth? - Estigmene acrea Black
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Erebidae, Leach 1815
* formerly part of Noctuidae; includes the former noctuid subfamilies Calpinae, Catocalinae, Euteliinae, Herminiinae, Hypeninae, among others.
Explanation of Names
Erebidae from the type genus Erebus (Latreille), Greek meaning "from the darkness." (1)
Numbers
956 species in our area according to Pohl et al. (2)
Remarks
A monophyletic family. One of five North American families in the superfamily Noctuoidea.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Annotated taxonomic checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico
Pohl, G.R., Patterson, B., & Pelham, J.P. 2016. ResearchGate.net.